Turkey Earthquake: Turkey and Greece hit by 6.8 magnitude earthquake

Turkey Earthquake Epicentre 13km north of Samos

Terremoto en Turqua: el temblor derriba edificios

An earthquake, measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale, hit the Aegean cost of Turkey and Greek islands on Friday, causing multiple fatalities.

According to Turkish emergency services AFAD, four people have died and another 152 have been injured in the Turkish city of Esmirna after the earthquake struck at 11:51 GMT on Friday.

As a result of the large quake, a number of office blocks crumbled to the floor in Turkey’s third largest city.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre reported an 8.9 magnitude earthquake with an epicentre 13 kilometres north of Samos. The United States Geological Service reported a 7.0 magnitude quake.

Videos on social media have shown the extent of the damage from the earthquake, with footage of flooding coming from Saferihisar in the Izmir province.

Citizens have been told to stay in their homes and keep calm by local authorities and TV stations. Emergency services continue to work to recover survivors from the rubble.

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